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Yes, Many Journalists Choose Sides in a Conflict—and Often for the Worst Reasons by Zenobia Ravji

f121118ys05-1024x683.png It’s important to remember that journalists are human beings, too—and just like everyone else at work, they can often be overwhelmed, underprepared, bought with kindness, and subject to unconscious bias. ...
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Assange saga exposes UN ignorance and ABC’s naive absurdity by Janet Albrechtsen

Maybe Philip Ruddock, Australia’s new special envoy for human rights and a man with fine credentials on that front, can knock some good sense into debates about human rights. Take James Glenday’s Saturday morning report on ABC radio’s AM program. He said Julian Assange and his supporters had “undoubtedly had a moral victory”. Undoubtedly? Moral? Victory? On which planet? ...
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Yes, Many Journalists Choose Sides in a Conflict - and Often for the Worst Reasons by Zenobia Ravji

f121118ys05-1024x683.png It’s important to remember that journalists are human beings, too—and just like everyone else at work, they can often be overwhelmed, underprepared, bought with kindness, and subject to unconscious bias. ...
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Those nice Israel-bashers’ Achilles’ heel by Melanie Phillips

showimage.ashx?id=288663&h=530&w=758.png Why can’t Israel’s self-styled friends understand that the things they say about Israel are not in fact the sentiments of friends but of enemies? Whenever someone says “As a friend/candid friend/staunch ally of Israel...,” you know that what’s coming is a vicious kick to the head. Delivered, of course, purely in a spirit of friendship. ...
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Frustrated vs Desperate by Ralph Zwier

Are Palestinians really 'frustrated'? But they used to be 'desperate'. Is their desperation not replaced by frustration? ...
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Why media literacy matters by Julie Gray

Ongoing incitement, shoddy media and agendas disguised as reportage have this region in a crisis situation, with young Palestinians in essence committing suicide while being someone else’s foot soldier in the murder of an innocent Israeli. ...
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Kerry stresses ending incitement in call with Abbas by News Brief

WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas stressed the need to end incitement. ...
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Islamic State plans ‘slaughter’ at Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace and other UK landmarks by Dipesh Gadher, Hala Jaber

d159ecb26b393be20c8acd95010c8d68?width=650.png Islamic State has threatened to outdo the Paris massacre by launching a “doomsday” attack on Britain - an atrocity so horrific that it will “turn children’s hair white”. ...
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Facebook On Incitement Against Muslims And Jews: A Tale Of Two Responses by Johanna Markind

On January 18, Facebook launched an initiative to prevent anti-Muslim hate speech on its German platform. But, according to a lawsuit filed in New York state court and a highly-publicized “experiment,” Facebook has no problem with anti-Jewish incitement. ...
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Cover up : 15 yo stabbing/murder by Arab migrant in Sweden by unknown

A boy murdered/stabbed in Sweden by an Arab migrant gets little coverage in Sweden, and no coverage anywhere else much to the dismay of victim's parents. I suppose those parents now understand the juggernaut political correctness permeating European life. A police spokesman said "they were presently trying to piece together exactly what had happened at the school". ...
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Double Standards of Law in the Territories by Alan Baker

dan_shapiro.jpg?zoom=1.5&resize=500%2c333.png The "double standards" are actually real, and are legitimately provided for under international Law and conventions. ...
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Palestinians: Western Media’s Ignorance and Bias by Khaled Abu Toameh

1434.png Western reporters, especially those who are "parachuted" into the Middle East, would do well to remember that journalism in this region is not about being pro-Israel or pro-Palestinian. Rather, it is about being "pro" the truth, even when the truth runs straight up against what they would prefer to believe. ...
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Islamic State’s double standards sow growing disillusion by Hamza Hendawi

syrian-refugee.png Syrians who have recently escaped the Islamic State group's rule say public disillusionment is growing as IS has failed to live up to its promises to install a utopian "Islamic" rule of justice, equality and good governance. ...
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Group launches billboard campaign anti facebook terror incitement near Zuckerberg’s home by Rutti Blum

zuckerberg-300x132.png An Israel-based lawfare organization is launching its latest campaign against anti-Jewish incitement on Facebook, The Algemeiner learned on Sunday, as the group posted an explanatory fundraising video clip on YouTube. ...
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Please update your preference by Ralph Zwier

You may have noticed that our magazine has a new format. We hope you see this as an improvement. Anyway, you can now specify how frequently you wish to receive our mailout, and you can tag which topics interest you. It is important that you set your preferences so that we (a) send you the right content for you specifically and (b) we send you emails at the rate that you desire. (If you have already set your tags please ignore this email). How do you set your tags? Navigate to http://www.icjs-online.org[ID] ...
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Israel excludes Sweden from any role in future diplomatic process with Palestinians by Herb Keinon, Khaled Abu Toameh, Lahav Harkov

netanyahuandswedishfm.png Following Swedish FM comments on 'extrajudicial killings' - Israel infuriated, Palestinians pleased. ...
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Stabbing thwarted in Hevron - attacker shot dead by Stuart Winer

000_nic6504478-635x357.png Assailant tries to stab IDF soldier near Hebron; in separate incident, Palestinian reportedly shot dead in clash near Bethlehem ...
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US Criminalizing Free Speech? by Judith Bergman

1413.png Is this House Resolution a prelude? Has Attorney General Lynch seen the potential for someone lifting her "mantle of anti-Muslim rhetoric"? And what is "anti-Muslim rhetoric" exactly? Criticizing Islam? Debating Mohammed? Discussing whether ISIS is a true manifestation of Islam? Who decides the definition of "hate speech" against Muslims? ...
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Reviewing BBC compliance with PLO media guidance by BBC Watch

Early in November the PLO’s ‘Negotiations Affairs Department’ – headed by frequent BBC contributor Saeb Erekat – issued a guidance document to members of the international media titled “Key Points to Remember when Reporting on Occupied Palestine“. ...
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Time to change the narrative by Melanie Phillips

showimage.ashx?id=318702&h=530&w=758.png It is the West’s tragedy that it doesn’t understand it is up against exactly the same Islamic death cult that has attacked the Jews in the Holy Land for almost a century. ...
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